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I have been injured in a car accident – am I eligible for compensation?

If you have suffered injuries from a car accident where you were not at fault or only partly at fault, you may be eligible for compensation.

The New South Wales motor accidents compensation scheme is designed to provide compensation in a number of incidents related to car accidents – including cases of injured passengers or pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycle riders and their pillion passengers.

It is also intended to provide compensation in so-called 'hit and run' accidents – meaning that the vehicle that hit you could not be identified. In certain cases where the at-fault car was unregistered or uninsured, you may also be eligible for compensation.

What does compensation cover?

If you have been injured in a car accident and you were not at fault, you may be eligible for compensation. This can cover a number of different things and will depend on your circumstances.

As a general rule, you may be entitled to compensation payouts that cover any medical treatment you may have required as a result of the accident, as well as reimbursement for any reimbursement costs you may have faced.

You might also be able to receive compensation to help you address future medical costs, as well as your legal expenses.

In some circumstances, you can receive compensation for so-called economic and non-economic losses. Economic loss refers to any loss of salary or wages you may have suffered due to your injuries – or income, wages or superannuation you may lose in the future as a result of your accident.

Non-economic loss offers you compensation for pain, suffering or loss of quality of life as a result of your injuries.

How can a no win no fee compensation lawyer help me?

A no win no fee lawyer can help you maximise your compensation payout – and best of all, you don't pay any legal fees unless your case is successful.

A specialist compensation lawyer can help you navigate through the process of seeking compensation – and with years of experience in the industry, they are well-placed to help you claim the payment you may be entitled to.

Your lawyer will be able to help you gather and demonstrate evidence, and communicate effectively with insurance companies to ensure you get the best possible result.

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Gerard Malouf & Partners
 — Personal Injury Compensation Lawyers

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